arms pass between EU leaders on Twitter

The tone rose Thursday between the Slovenian Janez Jansa and the Dutchman Mark Rutte. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, was forced to intervene.

Correspondent in Brussels

«Members of the European Parliament must be able to do their job without any form of pressure. Mutual respect between EU institutions and within the European Council is the only way forward“. It is with this late message posted on Twitter that the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, tried Thursday evening to bring the Slovenian Prime Minister, Janez Jansa to reason, after a series of vitriolic tweets.

While Slovenia currently chairs the Council of the EU, Janez Jansa got angry on the social network against a delegation of MEPs traveling to her country to discuss rule of law issues, including media freedom. The man is a follower of burst tweets, as was Donald Trump, to whom he had also given his support last year.

Taking up anti-Semitic and far-right rhetoric, Jansa first accused in a message – later deleted – this delegation, which is chaired by

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